TAFE SA Enterprise Bargaining 2019
Negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement for TAFE SA employees is currently underway.
What you need to Know
Enterprise Bargaining is a legislated process that occurs between unions and employers in order to make an Enterprise Agreement that operates to regulate salary levels and working conditions.
Our Enterprise Agreement is negotiated between the AEU and the employer and the negotiation process is governed by provisions of the Fair Work Act 1994 (SA) which require the parties to use their best endeavours to resolve the issues in question.
This means that as State Government Employees we are operating under the State IR system, not the Federal IR System.
Our current agreement is the TAFE SA Educational Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016 (EA2016).
This agreement must be renegotiated after three years and it has a nominal expiry date of 21 October 2019.
Renegotiation may commence six months prior to the expiry.
The last pay increase scheduled for the current EA2016 was paid on and from the first full pay period after the 1 October 2018.
We are the only one
In relation to TAFE Lecturers, Lecturer Assistants, HPIs, Invigilators and Educational Managers, the AEU is the only association formally registered under the Fair Work Act 1994 to represent members, and thus be a party to the Enterprise Agreement approved by the South Australian Employment Tribunal.
So if you want your voice heard, it is best to join the AEU, please click here to join.
An Enterprise Agreement must be voted upon and agreed by the majority of employees that are covered by the agreement. Before we accept an agreement the AEU will ballot members.
It is important that you keep up to date with the information on the progress of the enterprise bargaining and provide us with your feedback on matters that are of interest to you and your colleagues.
The success of any negotiations is dependent upon displays of collective strength and activism by members throughout the negotiating process.
If we are united, organised and strong we will have more success in winning improvements to salary and conditions.
Notices of Intention to Bargain
Please click here to see the AEU's Notice of Intention to Bargain.
Please click here to see the Goverment's Notice of Intention to Bargain.